Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Honorary Research Associate







Flowers buildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am interested in the interplay between bacteria and their host. Currently, I am investigating how non-growing Salmonella can survive inside macrophages for such a long time. This research is done in the in the group of Dr. Sophie Helaine.

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Stapels DAC, Woehl JL, Milder FJ, et al., 2018, Evidence for multiple modes of neutrophil serine protease recognition by the EAP family of Staphylococcal innate immune evasion proteins., Protein Sci, Vol:27, Pages:509-522

Saliba A-E, Li L, Westermann AJ, et al., 2017, Single-cell RNA-seq ties macrophage polarization to growth rate of intracellular Salmonella, Nature Microbiology, Vol:2, ISSN:2058-5276

Kuipers A, Stapels DAC, Weerwind LT, et al., 2016, The Staphylococcus aureus polysaccharide capsule and Efb-dependent fibrinogen shield act in concert to protect against phagocytosis., Microbiology, Vol:162, Pages:1185-1194

Stapels DAC, Kuipers A, von Köckritz-Blickwede M, et al., 2016, Staphylococcus aureus protects its immune-evasion proteins against degradation by neutrophil serine proteases., Cell Microbiol, Vol:18, Pages:536-545

Stapels DAC, Geisbrecht BV, Rooijakkers SHM, 2015, Neutrophil serine proteases in antibacterial defense., Curr Opin Microbiol, Vol:23, Pages:42-48

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